In all the rush and hurry of daily chores and to do lists it’s often easy to forget about the big wide open spaces around us, such at the beautiful stretch of beach at Lancelin above.
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So much coastline
I squirrel myself away in my office for long hours each day writing my blogs with only a glimpse of Tuart trees and bushland from my window, while I know that just 5 minutes walk away is the beautiful West Australian coastline stretching for miles and miles and miles and miles. Honestly, I could just start walking and never stop!
Lancelin not too far from Perth
While we often travel south of Perth, going north is quite new and a longer trek, so I was delighted when my daughter and her boyfriend took a day trip to Lancelin which is about an hour and a half north of Perth, and they took some awesome photos.
“It was lovely, Mum, miles of unspoilt beach and guess what, we saw dolphins! We were splashing around in the sea and they came really close to the shore, so we took a video with the GoPro camera. They were so close to us!”
If you want to watch the video, click on the link and then check the box “open file” and then “ok” and the video will pop up in a separate window. Then just click the ‘Play Arrow’. Here it is: Dolphin video
I really like the picture below she took using her GoPro camera – she was just wading in the water at waist height.
Of course her boyfriend’s dog “Bella” always comes along for the ride and we’re lucky to have lots of dog beaches in Western Australia. I think Bella’s become a beach babe!
I love how the GoPro camera makes the curvature of the horizon look as if it’s the end of the world in the photo below.
If you are heading north from Perth for a holiday, you might like to go further on from Lancelin and try these 10 Action Packed Things to do in Kalbarri or find out some Weird and Wonderful Things about Dolphins and visit Shark Bay and Shell Beach too.
Anyway, if you’d like to read more about Lancelin Beach my friend Bonny has written about sandboarding on the Lancelin dunes in the post about her trip to the other worldly ‘Pinnacles’ . My good friends at Tourism WA have lots to say about Lancelin here.
Happy weekend everyone! I hope those of you who can are heading to the beach for a dip and some Vitamin D – just don’t forget to slip, slap, slop on the sunscreen will you.
Come to think of it not all of you live near the beach so what in heavens name are you all up to this weekend?